Measurement Wizard > Multi-Item Measures > Tolerance > Racists

This scale measures the extent to which a respondent is tolerant of racists.

Data File: General Social Survey, 2004


General Instructions:

Sum all items after recodes noted.

Any special instructions related to individual items will be listed below those items.


SPKRAC from General Social Survey, 2004

Consider a person who believes that Blacks are genetically inferior. If such a person wanted to make a speech in your community claiming that Blacks are inferior, should he/she be allowed to speak, or not? (SPKRAC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, allowed to speak55762.0
2) Not allowed33036.7
8) Dont know91.0
9) No answer20.2
TOTAL898100.0

Item Instructions (SPKRAC):

Code item as follows: 1=1; 2=0; all other values set to system missing.


COLRAC from General Social Survey, 2004

Should a person who believes that Blacks are genetically inferior be allowed to teach in a college or university, or not? (COLRAC)
TOTAL%
4) Yes, allowed to teach42046.8
5) Not allowed45851.0
8) Dont know182.0
9) No answer20.2
TOTAL898100.0

Item Instructions (COLRAC):

Code item as follows: 4=1; 5=0; all other values set to system missing.


LIBRAC from General Social Survey, 2004

If some people in your community suggested that a book, written by a racist, which said Blacks are inferior should be taken out of your public library, would you favor removing this book, or not? (LIBRAC)
TOTAL%
1) Favor29132.4
2) Not favor59466.1
8) Dont know131.4
TOTAL898100.0

Item Instructions (LIBRAC):

Code item as follows: 1=1; 2=0; all other values set to system missing.




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